Elie Wiesel once wrote that stories he had written “were invented from almost the beginning to almost the end.” “Some events do take place but are not true; other are – although they never occurred,” he wrote in his defense. A truly mind-boggling interpretation of the term “truth.”
May 2012 archive
Germans are guilty of everything, and foremost, of course, of the outbreak of World War Two, the mother of all wars. Today being the anniversary of the German surrender (actually, Germany’s armed forces surrendered on May 7, 1945), the German media will be full of the usual pathetic self-flagellation which any good “German” is in the habit of exhibiting on that day. “We were liberated!” Sure. This essay in my answer to that.
The current financial system is the enemy of mankind. Worse still: it is the enemy of life on this planet. The reason: By definition it operates with positive interest rates only. As a result, the system is condemned to have steady growth, or else debt spirals out of control. But in a limited system, nothing can grow infinitely. Unchecked growth is cancerous, and creatures with cancer must die. So must this system.